Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

Lorton (VA) Apartment Fire Kills One Person

May 28, 2014

One person was killed and four injured in an apartment complex fire yesterday in Lorton, Virginia.

Report Examines Boston Fire That Killed Two Firefighters

May 27, 2014

A veteran firefighter told Boston Magazine that the March fire in the city's Back Bay section that killed Lieutenant Joe Walsh and Firefighter Mike Kennedy was the worst he'd ever seen.

Video Shows Toledo (OH) House Fire Rekindle

May 23, 2014

A news crew was on hand as a house fire rekindled in Toledo, Ohio.

Conflagration at Chelsea, 1908

May 20, 2014

As devastating as the 1973 Chelsea, Massachusetts, fire was, a far more devastating one occurred on April 12, 1908. See Fire and Water Engineering reports on the fire and its aftermath.

Rare Fire Tornado Captured in Photo

May 9, 2014

An Instagram user captured a stunning photograph of a unique dynamic fire event: A fire tornado.

Firefighters Suffer Minor Injuries in Fatal New Jersey Fire

May 6, 2014

A half-dozen firefighters sustained a range of minor injuries during an attempted rescue yesterday evening in South Toms River, New Jersey.

Ocala (FL) Firefighters Contain Fire in Eight Attached Garages

May 6, 2014

Firefighters with Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue responded to an apartment complex to find flames coming from a detached building containing eight garages.

FE Talk: Bobby Halton Talks to Dan Madrzykowski, Marc Bashoor

May 1, 2014

On today's live chat, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks fire dynamics with Dan Madrzykowski of NIST and Prince George's County (MD) Fire Chief Marc Bashoor.

Preformed Scrubber Reduces Smoke Emissions

April 25, 2014

Recently, a flashover sim-ulator manufacturer investigated the available smoke emission control technologies that it could incorporate into an upgrade of a major New York State fire department's flashover simulator.

Fire in a Fully Sprinklered Building

April 25, 2014

On the afternoon of August 31, 2013, fire broke out at the roof level near the center of a nearly 300,000-square-foot food distribution warehouse in Delanco, New Jersey.